Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Strengthening and enhancing student learning through critical engagement

Community-based learning creates environments that engage students and communities in meeting mutually agreed upon community needs.

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Volunteer with the Basic Needs Center 

Support your Evergreen community by volunteering on campus at the Basic Needs Center. Volunteers work with Center staff and the volunteer team to assist students in accessing free services and resources for needs such as housing, food, clothing, and hygiene products. 

Basic Needs Center Volunteer Form

Greeners Help Greeners

  • Help students access campus and community resources based on their location 
  • Support the Evergreen Food Bank and student access to food 
  • Gain skills in communication, service, and relationship building

Volunteer Tutoring Program

Local schools and youth programs need tutors — help us create meaningful opportunities for community youth. Whether you’re interested in ecology, agriculture, theater or computer science, there's an opportunity for you! 

We also support students in need of school volunteer service for their Master in Teaching application through connections with local educational partners. 

Support Learning in Your Community

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  • Classroom observation experience
  • Direct service with youth
    • Supporting youth outside of school
    • After school and summer learning opportunities
  • Adult education programs 
    • Supporting multilingual learners and non-native english speakers
    • Basic skills programs
    • Supporting adults with disabilities 
  • Mentor system involved youth through the Gateways program

Earn and Learn 

We offer many ways to earn pay and credit for community work – including Community Service Work Study and AmeriCorps positions. 

Community Service Work Study

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In partnership with Student Employment and community organizations, students use work study awards in grassroots, non-profit organizations. These placements expand student learning and participation in local social justice organizations and build the capacities of those organizations.

Join us in building the capacity of community organizations and learn from Greener grads. 

Connect Work With Your Studies 

  • Respond to community needs and address important social issues with host organizations
  • Focus on learning in the workplace - reclaim the "study" in work study
  • Expand communication and organizational skills
  • Cultivate strong campus-to-community relationships

You may be eligible if you are a Washington State resident and have financial aid. Contact the CCBLA to learn more.